How to sew a Bi Fold Wristlet Wallet for the World Traveler

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I am so excited to share this fabulous bi fold wallet sewing tutorial with you as I have been yearning to design a wallet like this for many years! As an added bonus I have also created a 60 Page PDF Tutorial for this style that you can purchase from my Etsy shop and download instantly to your computer for future reference:

Like all of my PDF tutorials this one is geared especially for the visual learner. To ensure your sewing success, I have included lots of photographs and illustrations to guide you step by step through the design process. If you have any questions, about the video or PDF versions of the tutorial please feel free to comment below or reach out via email: [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Wallet Overview

Finished closed measurements:

5″ x 8″

Left side:

–3 way divided vertical card pocket
–full pocket perfect for small notebook or passport(s)

Right side:

–4 horizontal card pockets
–full pocket perfect for cash
–full pocket perfect for checkbook

Additional features:

Pen loop
Wristlet strap tucks inside when not in use

Pattern Key

Body Panels
A. 11” x 9”
B. 11” x 9”

Right Pockets
C. 5” x 9”
D. 4 1/2 ” x 9”
E. 4” x 9”
F. 3 1/2” x 9”

Left Pockets
G. 5” x 9”
H. 4 1/2” x 9”

3” x 2”
J. 16” x 2”

Pen Slip
K. 3” x 2”

Tab Closure
L. 3” x 2.5”
M. 3” x 2.5”

Interfacing & Foam

6 strips of Pellon 809 that measure 1” x 9”
1 piece of Pellon Flex Foam that measures 7.75” x 10”


Small split ring
1 Snap


3/4 yard